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Macropolyhedral Nickelaboranes from the Metal-Assisted Fusion of KB9H14

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Bill Clegg



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The reaction of K[arachno-B9H14] with [NiCl2(dppe)] produces four new 19-vertex macropolyhedral metallaboranes that result from borane cluster fusion: [9′-(dppe)-9′-Ni-anti-B18H20] (1) and isomeric [11′-(dppe)-11′-Ni-syn-B18H20] (2), together with the chlorine-substituted derivative of 1, [5′-Cl-9′-(dppe)-9′-Ni-anti-B18H19] (3), and the 18-vertex cluster compound [7′-(dppe)-7′-anti-NiB17H21] (4). Two closo 10-vertex single-cluster species, [1-(dppe)-1-closo-NiB9H7Cl2] (5) and [1-(dppe)-1-closo-NiB9H7Cl(OH)] (6), were also isolated from the reaction. The production of the metalated syn-octadecaborane isomer 2 from the fusion of two arachno-nonaborate clusters is the first such case to be observed; in all other reported cases fusion has resulted in products with the anti-octadecaboranyl bis-nido configuration.

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Author(s): Londesborough MGS, Macias R, Kennedy JD, Clegg W, Bould J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Inorganic Chemistry

Year: 2019

Volume: 58

Issue: 19

Pages: 13258-13267

Print publication date: 07/10/2019

Online publication date: 09/09/2019

Acceptance date: 20/08/2019

Date deposited: 12/10/2019

ISSN (print): 0020-1669

ISSN (electronic): 1520-510X

Publisher: American Chemical Society


DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02116


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